How do I change folder icon (Windows 7) if there is no customize tab?

original title:  Change folder icon (Windows 7)

I want to be able to customize the icon for a folder. When I right click the folder and select Properties, there is no Customize tab (as in Vista) to select an image to represent the folder.

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Hi.  I believe the problem is that you are in "Documents Library" view, rather than the actual "Folder Location"

1. Right-click the folder you want to change the icon of

2. Select "Open Folder Location"... it's just above "properties"

3. Once you are in the "Folder Location", right-click the folder again that you want to change

4. Select "Properties" at the bottom

5. Select "Customize"... the far right tab

6. the "Change Icon" button is at the bottom

[Note: For the changed icon to show up in the "Library" view also, you may need to close and re-open file explorer]

Hope this helps.

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Perhaps you tried on a Library rather than on a folder? Try on an ordinary folder and you should find the Customize tab.
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